A Talk in the Park: Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth

A Talk in the Park Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth Since radio s debut in the s and television s in the s the baseball announcer has become entertainer observer and extended member of the family In A Talk in the Park Nine Decades of Baseball

  • Title: A Talk in the Park: Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth
  • Author: Curt Smith
  • ISBN: 9781597976701
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since radio s debut in the 1920s and television s in the 30s, the baseball announcer has become entertainer, observer, and extended member of the family In A Talk in the Park Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth, many of the pastime s most popular and famous announcers the Voices tell their favorite stories in their own distinctive words It is rivetiSince radio s debut in the 1920s and television s in the 30s, the baseball announcer has become entertainer, observer, and extended member of the family In A Talk in the Park Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth, many of the pastime s most popular and famous announcers the Voices tell their favorite stories in their own distinctive words It is riveting oral history.Herein is the largest total of active and retired broadcasters featured in any sports book 116 Its radio and TV tales include every major league team and such networks as ESPN, Fox, TBS, and the new MLB channel, and capture the Voices commenting on ballparks, managers, the characters of the game, umpires, special teams, interleague play, improvements to the game and on one another, including the beloved Ernie Harwell, who died in 2010 and to whom the book is dedicated.Here are Bob Wolff airing the longest ever wild pitch Howie Rose using the 1969 Mets to pass a high school exam, and Charley Steiner telling why George Steinbrenner hired Jason Giambi Denny Matthews recalls George Scott s faux uniform number 6 4 3 Ken Harrelson defends his one handed catch With bad hands like mine, one hand was better than two Eduardo Ortega announces for his mother, who is deaf Pat Hughes remembers when Harry Caray called a game with a tea bag dangling from his ear Voices hail Lou Piniella dressed, undressed, volatile, and lovable.Columnist Christine Brennan says of author Curt Smith No one knows baseball broadcasters as well as he does In particular, A Talk in the Park addresses trends of the past two decades the rise of Hispanic and other minority announcers, interleague play, ex jocks warp speed climb, whiz bang technology, 24 7 coverage, and the evolution of broadcasting, from radio to network television to cable Told by baseball s leading broadcast historian, endorsed by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame, and starring announcers who reach millions, A Talk in the Park brilliantly relates what baseball was, is, and is likely to become.

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    1. This is a fun read but not great in my opinion. It is easy to read in that the chapters are comprised of anectdotes pertaining to the theme of each chapter. You can read as much or as little as you want, stop,and pick it up later without missing a beat.I especially liked the chapter devoted to Ernie Harwell one of the most gracious and gentle men ever to broadcast the game. The anecdotes are told by former or current broadcasters or even former players turned announcers. Some of the short storie [...]

    2. This is a very good collection of stories and memories by baseball broadcasters. Great inside details about baseball stars, managers and ballparks. Some of these broadcasters I grew up listening to and some I don't even know yes one theme pulls them all together. A terrific gift from a friend, this book is what a baseball fan needs in the dead of winter.

    3. A nice collection of stories from baseball broadcasters. If you grew up listening to baseball on the radio I think this book will be to your liking. I especially enjoyed the stories about the various players.

    4. This one is for baseball fans, especially if you grew-up listening to games on the radio more than watching on TV. The author interviewed some of the best (depending on your point of view) announcers in the business and collects their stories in different topics.

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